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Today's News

  • Torturers must face punishment

    George W. Bush creeps back into the news occasionally. Recently it was because he chose to cancel a speaking engagement in Switzerland rather than face a Swiss legal obligation to investigate if a torturer is on their soil. Bush has incomprehensibly managed to avoid an inquiry at home as the current administration continues to ignore U.S. law by not prosecuting him. The consequences of giving immunity to torturers are real, with cascading repercussions. When torture is ignored, it continues.

  • Session has a long way to go

    Saturday will mark the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day session. As expected, budget issues have dominated the first half of the session. Beyond that, the tenor of the session has been decidedly contradictory.

  • Evergreen skiers earn their shot

    Zach Strande wasn’t supposed to be here. The Evergreen sophomore was on the outside looking in as one of 10 alternates for the 2011 Freestyle Junior Olympics in Steamboat Springs.

    The United State Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) only takes the top 60 skiers in moguls for the week-long event, which kicks off competition on March 9 and runs through the 13. Strande, however, was 64th in the standings. But one by one participants started to drop out and the next thing the 15-year-old knew was that not only was he going to Steamboat Springs, but he was competing.

  • Songs of spring heard in the hills

    Reprinted from March 15, 2006

     

    March came in like a lamb, but it was a very frisky one. The day was warm, blue and spring-like, but that little lamb kicked up its heels, creating a considerable amount of wind. Since then, March has been as fickle as usual, with warm near-70-degree days spiced with spring snow and typical wind.

  • Eighth-grader McCarty dusting off ring rust

    DENVER — There’s no flashy ring jacket. Just a red mouthpiece, a little shadow boxing on the side and a picture of concentration. That’s Garrett McCarty.

    A 13-year-old Evergreen Middle School seventh-grader, McCarty hasn’t always emphasized those characteristics. He boxed for two years, in the fourth and fifth grade, before he just stopped for a variety of reasons. He, as Clear Creek boxing coach Beau Campbell said, forgot just how close the boxing community truly is.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Man receives severe ask-whipping

  • Spring sports previews: Baseball, girls tennis, girls lacrosse

    BASEBALL
    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Terry Hensley
    Assistant coaches: Dale Hutchings, Matt Erholtz, Devin Black
    Classification: 4A, Jeffco
    2010 record: 13-7
    Top players: Ethan Murphy, Sr., C; Cody Jess, Jr., OF; Jack Daly, Sr., P/SS
    Season opener: March 18, vs. Castle View, Coors Field, noon 

  • A long-ago melody traces tough times, tougher people

    Editor's note: As our country fights its way out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the Clear Creek Courant is remembering those who fought for their very survival through the days following Black Tuesday into the winds of the Dust Bowl and onto the beaches of the Second World War.

    Longtime Empire resident Duane Lewis was 8 when he was given a trumpet and began learning to play music.
    He was 15 years old in 1929 when the stock market crashed, pitching the United States into the dark years of the Great Depression.

  • American dream broken by economic crisis

    “How could that moron over there really be God?”
    — Shams-u-din Muhammad Hafiz (1320-1389)

    I like him right away. Deepak is waiting for us, leaning against the back of his SUV, dressed in sweat pants and shirt with a long scarf knotted around his neck, legs crossed at the ankle like the Hindu god of love.
    “Namaste. Finally we meet,” he greets me with warmth as my husband introduces us.

  • Construction at RMAE provides multipurpose room, more classrooms

    The cast of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s middle school musical, “The Pirates of Penzance,” has been able to practice in the school’s new multipurpose room.

    The spacious room is part of a lower level that was added to the easternmost building of the school at 2959 Royale Elk Way.

    The multipurpose room is used, for example, as a cafeteria, for school assemblies, for physical education classes and as a place for students to have recess when the weather is poor. And it also makes a good rehearsal room.